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Villaraigosa Going to Washington: Give us Subway Funding!

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is going on a quick trip tonight to Washington D.C. to lobby the Obama administration to make sure Los Angeles gets a good slice of the federal stimulus package that's making its way through the Senate today, according to the LA Times. He hopes to get funding for the Subway to the Sea and the solar energy plan, which the controversial Measure B on the March 3rd ballot is part of. Also, he wants the money to go directly to cities and not the state, who still hasn't come up with a budget solution forcing them to give IOUs to residents on their tax refunds.